Are you looking to hang out with a few friends on Halloween night and watch a great horror flick? Every day in October, I’ll be suggesting a film that I believe will make for excellent Halloween viewing. Whether you’re an avid celebrator or a casual observer of the holiday, these films will convey the proper mood and spirit of October. In no particular order, here’s the next entry in my list of 31 excellent movies for Halloween Night—or whenever you’re looking for a frightfully good time.
My recommendation for October 30th is… Trick ‘r Treat.
In an alternate reality, The Academy of Motion Pictures began awarding Oscars for Best Horror Films in 1980. The 80’s were an incredibly vibrant era in Horror Movie history. The 90’s, on the other hand (with a few notable exceptions), was a terrible decade for Horror. The new millennium, however, ushered in a true Horror Renaissance. Many of the films released this last decade are some of the best in Horror history. In addition to a wave on “Found-Footage” films, the millennium brought us New French Extremity, “torture porn”, and a few truly amazing remakes.
If the last decade is any indication of what’s to come, 2010-2019 is only going to get better. Less than 2 years in, and this decade is off to an amazing start with films like: Black Death, The Crazies, Insidious, The Last Exorcism, Let Me In, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, Final Destination 5, Scream 4, and Paranormal Activity 3 (to name a few).
Come with me, one last time, back into the past, as I recap the Best Horror Film Oscar contenders, nominees, and winners from 2000-2009.
I found a “Best Horror Films” list I almost completely agree with: http://www.horror-movies.ca/horror_18308.html
The 21 Best Horror Films of the 21st Century. Props to Meh. He or She really knows their Horror.